Entry Level Attorney (Midtown East)-08/25/09
August 25, 2009 (Post)
This post evoked such a visceral reaction from my core– from everything I spent my life studying and making difficult choices to obtain– that I felt the strong need to reply to this post. My reply is included below.
Entry Level Attorney (Midtown East) Date: 2009-08-23, 9:12PM EDT Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Personal Injury firm seeks entry-level attorney. MUST be admitted to NY bar. Foreign language skills a plus. Salary- there is no salary the first 3 months. After 3 months, the salary will then be $25k. You will get great experience and learn how to take a case from inception through trial. You will get to handle your own caseload. Expect trial experience within 9 months of start date. Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
subject: Insulting Job Post
date : Aug 24 (1 day ago)
Your offer is insulting, 3 months of free work and then 25K a year?
Are you looking to hire a janitor or an attorney?
Legal secretaries and paralegals make twice what you are offering.
Your post is truly unbelievable, shame on you.
Interestingly enough several hours after I sent this e-mail the post was removed from craigslist. Unfortunately, I have no way to know if the two events were in any way related– but there is hope that they may have been.blog comments powered by Disqus